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Antarctic seabed site gets protection after reporter's submarine trip

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 23:31
Video of a seabed filmed by a BBC journalist has helped the area get special protection.

Welcome to the Meghalayan Age - a new phase in history

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:25
Geologists classify the last 4,200 years as being a distinct age in the story of our planet.

Ecuador's colonial past 'written in soil'

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:25
The impact of European settlers on the country is preserved in a detailed soil record, researchers have found.

The real cabbage soup diet: What Britons ate down the ages

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 23:34
Ancient Britons were eating dairy, peas, cabbage and oats, according to gunk trapped in their teeth.

Are young people going cool on cars?

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 23:34
More and more young people are living without the car. Will the government change its road-building plans?

The new sharks coming to UK waters

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:58
Research suggests new kinds of shark could migrate to UK waters as the oceans warm.

Does Wales hold the key for saving the puffin from extinction?

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:07
While the bird is dying out in parts of Europe, the population on one Welsh island is thriving.

The UK's history in space

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 14:08
The UK is set to get its first space port in Sutherland, Scotland. But it already has a long history in space.

Prehistoric bake-off: Scientists discover oldest evidence of bread

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:28
Charred crumbs found in the Jordanian desert show that bread-making dates back 14,000 years.

UK to build record-breaking solar planes

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 20:16
The lightweight Zephyr aircraft could be used in communications and remote sensing.

Lift-off for Scotland: Sutherland to host first UK spaceport

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:06
The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit.

Arundel road scheme 'could harm ancient woodland'

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:48
Road builders planning a bypass in Sussex have been urged to find a way that doesn't cause damage to ancient woodland.

Longleat prepares for arrival vulnerable Southern Koalas

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 16:18
It's hoped a breeding programme will help maintain numbers of the vulnerable species.

Nation's botanical treasures to go on display

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 00:58
From Darwin's potato to the man who saved the daffodil. Pictures tell the story of the nation's plants.

Attenborough launches 'Boaty McBoatface' polar ship

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 15:17
Sir David Attenborough has launched the hull of the UK's newest polar ship, which is named after him.

Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty' polar ship

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 11:45
The hull of the ship, which the public wanted to call Boaty McBoatface, is launched into the Mersey.

Horse sense: Happiest equines love to snort, says study

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 01:13
Snorting in horses is linked to a 'positive internal state', say scientists, and could improve animal welfare.

Sir David Attenborough polar ship: Here's an inside peek

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 23:18
There's even space for a coffee shop, sauna and gym on the £200m vessel.

America's secret Cold War nuclear test films released

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 20:31
Scientists declassify films showing atmospheric nuclear tests conducted during the Cold War.

Paddleboarders highlight plastic pollution on Mallorca trip

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 13:42
Catherine Friend and Valerie Bisbal are the first people to circumnavigate Mallorca on paddleboards.